• Jun 15, 2010
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Men, take note: According to a new survey from research firm TrueCar, the Volkswagen New Beetle is (still) the ultimate car for women. Apparently, its combination of cute-as-a-button looks and affordable pricing make the reborn Bug a total hit with the fairer sex.

This data was determined not by some silly woman-on-the-street clipboard survey, but rather by looking at the registrations of more than 13 million vehicles over the past two years. We could have saved them quite a bit of work if they wanted to know that the New Beetle was a chick car, but whatever. There was some other interesting info gleaned from the research, including the revelation that 64 of the population, just a tad) than men in America.

Rounding out the top five vehicles that scored well with the mono-chromosomed gender were the Nissan Rogue, Hyundai Tucson, (saw this one coming) Volkswagen Eos and Volvo S40.



[Source: The Wall Street Journal]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I drive through the horrid Atlanta traffic everyday and see millions of cars each year, i haven't yet seen a VW Eos in the wild.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've seen a couple in ATL. Used to live in Dubai and the EOS was extremely popular with hot European chicks.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They must've shipped all the Eos straight through Atlanta to Tampa. They're everywhere here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Beetle is basically a Golf with retro styling.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't know about the Bug, but when my wife sat in the S40 at an auto show she said "this car feels like it was proportioned for me."

      She's 5'2". She drives a Focus and likes it, so maybe it's not surprising that she also liked the S40. Something about the S40's interior made her feel right at home, whereas in most cars she feels like they're designed for 6' men.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think they just did a good job of keeping the design clean, so there's nothing that feels out of place.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I guess that shows how good the S40 is. I'm a 6'4" man and I LOVE the S40 interior (and exterior).
      Michelle
      • 4 Years Ago
      2010 Chevy Camaro...is what i'm talking about..guess i'm not your typical women.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Michelle
        To each their own. But have you seen the stats. The new mustangs beating the pants off the legendary Camaro. Its been recorded many times on both youtube, and car mags.

        Mustangs here to stay and has never left production...can Camaro claim that?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Im male and arrow straight,prettiest wife you ever saw,I drove a new beetle for 4 years straight,Ive owned 17 vws over the years and Im rolling a passat and 72 beetle right now.I like a car that doesnt look like everyone elses car,vw does that very well........even had a super charged vw one time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only people who don't look ridiculous driving a Beetle are teenaged girls.
      • 4 Years Ago
      no miata?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ripper, you're thinking of 1993. Most female (and effeminate male) Miata drivers bought the early Miatas because they were hot fashion items... and the Miata hasn't been fashionable since the mid-'90s.

        That's left a decade and a half of enthusiasts who've sustained Miata sales because it's a 2,500-lb rear-drive roadster with a stick and a proper north-south drivetrain to deal with the image fallout. Myself among them :-( Guess I could be a "real man" and buy a front-drive hopped-up *real* chick car instead, i.e. GTI...

        Kidding aside, you're doing yourself a disservice if you dismiss a car that's as close as you'll get to a practical Caterham Seven because of its image...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Miata has got more handling than you could handle buddy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Guys that love and know how a pure sports car should feel would certainly balance the gender ratio of Miata owners

        and as anecdote, in the DC metro area i actually see overwhelmingly more men driving Miatas than women.
      Suzanne
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just traded my 2007 VW in. It started having electrical problems and I did not like the way it handled. I'll never have a car that small again. Not a favorite with this woman.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The vw beetle should just go the hell away. I am female and i hate the labeling of chick cars..or the worse one chick magnets.

      I drive a brand new 5.0 ragtop, as loaded a car can possibly get and I am proud of it.

      I would not drive a vw of any kind, even if it was given to me
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why not, SKM? There's many more "undistinguished" cars out there than a bug, and because you're a higher-end/sportier model person, why demean a fun and popular car?

        Why not? In an accident, there is no protection in that little tuna can of a car. In my accident in 2007 when that older woman ran a stopsign and t boned my brand new gt, i didnt even get so much as a seat belt rash because the mustangs airbags deployed.

        Also, the engine was still running when I got it to the side of the road, and the cd player was still playing. The cage in that car saved my neck...and the car that hit me, was an older model olds 88...the cage stopped that massive older car from finishing me off like it did my car
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why not, SKM? There's many more "undistinguished" cars out there than a bug, and because you're a higher-end/sportier model person, why demean a fun and popular car?
      • 4 Years Ago
      punch dhub...
      KAREN
      • 4 Years Ago
      THEY ARE DIS-CONTINUING THE BEETLE , SO IT DOESN'T SAY MUCH FOR VW....I HAD 2 DIFFERENT GERMAN CARS---BOTH TROUBLE & EXPENSE TO FIX !!!! NEVER AGAIN !!!!!! ONLY IDIOTS THAT HOPE TO IMPRESS OTHERS BUY THEM , THEN GET SCREWED WHEN IT BREAKS ...LMAOO.,.....YOU WANT TO IMPRESS PEOPLE ?????........SAVE & INVEST , THEN SHOW PEOPLE WHAT YOUVE DONE ---NOW THAT IMPRESSES A PERSON .....A SAVER & INVESTER !!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      In Denmark the VW Passat CC got the title of woman-car 2010.
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